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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts
Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2009-11-24

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Taverner, opera in 2 acts, J. 92
Performers: Chance, Michael; Graham-Hall, John; Hall, Peter; Hayes, Quentin; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Kimm, Fiona; Pruslin, Stephen; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Sid...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Fretwork; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

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The opera is full... bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between...continue...
Recording information: Studios 1 and 2, BBC Maida Vale, London (12/05/1996-12/14/1996)....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording HBIM 954236